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             YOUNG AGENT FORUM
             By Andy Beauchamp

                       BIG “I” YOUNG AGENTS INSTITUTE
                       SET FOR SEPTEMBER
                       Technology and social media are on the agenda

                       E    ach fall, the Independent Insurance Agents
                            & Brokers of America’s (IIABA) National
                       Young Agents Committee (YAC) hosts the Big “I”
                                                                         honored to have been part of this event since
                                                                         its inception.
                                                                             At first, the goal was simple: to give young agents
                       Young Agents Leadership Institute. As chairman    a platform to share new ideas, learn technical and
                       of the National Young Agents Committee, I am      leadership skills, and network with other leading
                                                                         insurance professionals who have walked a mile in
                                                                         their shoes. The Institute has evolved into a premier
                                                                         gathering through which attendees can gain an
                            IIABA National Young                         extra advantage necessary to excel in an industry
                                                                         that’s both lucrative and personally rewarding.
                              Agents Committee                               Technology is top of mind for today’s young
                                                                         insurance professionals, and the Big “I” National
                                                                         YAC knows how critical it is for agents to have
                        Committee Chairman and Great Lakes Region        an advanced understanding of new tools and
                        Committee Member                                 resources in order to be competitive. This year’s
                          Andy Beauchamp                                 Young Agents Leadership Institute includes
                          Beauchamp & McSpadden                          seminars that focus on how technology can help
                          Muncie, Indiana                                increase their return on investment (ROI) and
                                                                         improve their time management.
                            Committee Members                                Social media champions and fellow Big “I” young
                              Mid-America Region:                        agents Chris Jordan of Atlanta Insurance Live and
                              Jason Cass, CIC                            Ryan Hanley of Guilderland Agency, Inc., will share
                              JDC Insurance Group                        their marketing secrets for using both traditional
                              Centralia, Illinois                        and new media to grow business in any economy.
                              Southern Region:                               Agents will find new and affordable ways to
                              Clint Ivy, CIC                     
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